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Unread 04-18-2008, 08:11 PM   #1
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TJ grill removal

Can anybody tell me how to remove the grill from my TJ? I'd like to paint it, and masking off the grill is an option I guess, but taking the grill off and just doing it properly seems a lot better. It's the stock grill, no chrome, no inserts.

Surprisingly, I couldn't find a write-up about this anywhere.

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Unread 04-18-2008, 09:14 PM   #2
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Take off the two support rods that bolt on top of it that run to the firewall.
3 bolts on each side under the fender, 1 on each side on top of the fender.
1 bolt underneath (body mount). The shroud, radiator, a/c condenser is where
it gets to be a PITA but I did it a couple different times without too much trouble.
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Unread 04-19-2008, 03:16 PM   #3
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just remove all the bolts that hold it on and remove it...
(however did we manage before 'writeups' on the internet....)
Don't forget to disconnect the lights.
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Unread 12-20-2011, 05:58 AM   #4
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Sorry to dig up a dead thread, but I have a problem regarding the bolts that connect the fender to the grill. The factory paint is locking some of the bolts. Is it advisable to use some sort of solvent? I tried some PB blaster after budging the bolt slightly, but I didn't have much luck. Sustaining the force required to "turn" some of these bolts would undoubtedly snap them.

I'm sure I never really turned the bolt, I was probably twisting them.
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Unread 12-20-2011, 06:36 AM   #5
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Paint shouldn't prevent these bolts from coming off. If you can't get them loose, you could try a small hand torch to slightly heat up the bolt and try to get it loose. Otherwise, just go for it and the worst case is you drill them out.
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